The '''Del McCoury Band''' is a Grammy award winning bluegrass music|bluegrass
band. Originally Del McCoury
and the Dixie Pals with Del on guitar and his brother Jerry on bass, the band went through a number of changes until the 1980s when the band solidified its line-up, adding McCoury's sons, Ronnie McCoury|Ronnie
and Robbie McCoury|Robbie
on mandolin and banjo, respectively.
[Kingsbury, Paul, [http://books.google.ca/books?id=untabCgOVkgC&pg=PA335&dq=del+McCoury&hl=en&sa=X&ei=3DevUe-PJLTKyQHGnYFg&ved=0CDIQ6AEwAQ The Encyclopedia of Country Music]. Oxford University Press, 1998. p. 335 ]
In 1988, the "Dixie Pals" name was dropped in favor of the current name. Fiddler Tad Marks and bass player Mike Brantley joined in the early 1990s while the band became a national touring act. In 2004 they were nominated for the Grammy Award
for Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album|Best Bluegrass Album
for ''It's Just the Night'', and in 2006 they...